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The journey forward: The path to non-regulated investment

In a regulated electricity sector like Ontario's, it can be challenging for Local Distribution Companies (LDCs) to achieve their strategic objectives by focusing on energy distribution alone. Not only do Ontario Energy Board requirements limit LDCs' returns, but they also constrain growth - leaving much of LDCs' resources under-utilized.

To resolve these issues, many municipalities are looking beyond regulated forms of revenue generation toward non-regulated investment opportunities. These opportunities - which can include anything from the distribution of fibre and broadband to renewable energy storage - make sense on a number of different levels. 

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